Eden Hazard swapped shirts with Angel di Maria at half-time during Wednesday night’s Champions League clash between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain and Blues fans on Twitter were not impressed.
Swapping shirts with an opponent at half-time is a surefire way to rile supporters and, considering Hazard flirted with PSG before the first leg, it’s no surprise that fans have reacted badly on Twitter.
Scroll down this page to see the video of Hazard and Di Maria swapping shirts and, of course, the angry tweets.
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Supporters could be forgiven if they saw swapping shirts at half-time as a big no-no - particularly in a Champions League knockout match.
Fans want to see their players at war with the opposition. The niceties should be left until after the full-time whistle.
Video: Hazard and Di Maria swap shirts
Chelsea fans react on Twitter
Here's how Chelsea fans have reacted on Twitter...
Eden Hazard flirted with PSG before first leg
No doubt Chelsea fans were particularly perturbed that it was Hazard swapping shirts with one of the PSG players at the break.
Prior to the first leg, the Belgium international - who has struggled for form this season - admitted he would find it difficult to turn down the French champions.
"It is difficult to say no to PSG, or to any of the teams capable of winning the Champions League,” Hazard was quoted as telling Le Parisien by Sky Sports.
"PSG are now in that category. And for me, winning the Champions League is my main aim."
Hazard likely to leave Chelsea
The current PFA Player of the Year was expected to cement his status as one of the top three players in world football this season, but it hasn’t worked out that way at all.
The 25-year-old, for some inexplicable reason, has flattered to deceive.
Last season Hazard scored 19 goals in 52 appearances; in 34 matches this term, he’s scored twice.
Chelsea fans have lost patience with the 25-year-old whose head already appears to be elsewhere.
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